Bali Starling Behaviour (Sudaryanto 2015)

Bali Starling behaviour at West Bali National Park & Nusa Penida

This article, written by Sudaryanto and published in Jurnal Veteriner in September 2015, compares the behaviour of the Bali Starling in West Bali National park & Nusa Penida studied 2001-2002 (West Bali National Park) and 2014 (Ped, Nusa Penida).

Bali Starling (Van der Zon, 1980)

A.P.M. van der Zon published a report on the Bali Starling (1980), entitled: Bali's Endangered White Starling. It is a report on the dire condition of the starling in West Bali Game Reserve. Surprisingly, long before the introduction of the starling into Nusa Penida in 2006, Van der Zon mentions the presence of this bird on this island. Alas, footnotes to this article seem to be missing.

Bali starling (Whitten, 1996)

Bali starling (Whitten 1996:227-231)

Bali's only endemic bird is the stunningly beautiful crested Bali starling Leucopsar rothschildi, which is white with black wings and tail tips, and has blue facial skin. It was discovered only in 1911 (Stresemann 1912), and even at that time its entire distribution was apparently confined to the western tip of the island, east to about Bubunan nearly 60 km away, where the first-known specimen was shot.

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